If your student/alumni McGill email account was recently migrated to the Microsoft Office 365 service, and you did not reconfigure your Mac Mail client, an "Unable to Connect" popup may appear.
If you see the popup, please do one of the following:
The McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software) will be unavailable due to maintenance on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 for approximately 2 hours starting at 7 am.
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, will be publically available on July 29th. Since Microsoft is offering it free of charge for many users, and it includes several significant improvements, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding its release. This new version of Windows sees fundamental change to its look and feel, in addition to what’s under the hood. One of these changes includes the upgrade process itself, which is now simpler than ever. Early adopters of Windows 10 can upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 almost as easily as installing monthly Windows updates.
If you are using Exchange email, you might have difficulty connecting to your mailbox, or notice that it is slow to respond.
IT Services staff are investigating the issue; we apologize for the inconvenience.
Note: this does not apply to Office 365/Exchange Online.
uPrint, McGill’s university-wide printing service is available throughout McGill and has demonstrated that it is a cost-effective, sustainable solution for managing the majority of McGill’s printing needs. To further streamline operations and maintenance costs associated with printing, we are now looking to reduce the number of individual printing devices, which are installed by departments in various offices and are not part of the uPrint network.
The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable on Saturday, July 25, from 7 am to 7 pm due to planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Outlook/Login-Mail". The message says that some incoming emails are blocked, and that you need to unlock them. A sample of the email is shown below.
Ready to try something new in myCourses? Attend our one-hour webinar "Making myCourses Work for You" to learn more about what you can do with myCourses in terms of course management, content, assessment, and interaction.
As of Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at approximately noon, when you sign into McGill's OneDrive for Business or other Office 365 applications (via https://portal.office.com or https://outlook.com/mcgill.ca) you will notice a new sign-in page, instead of the small pop-up authentication window.
This change is being done now in anticipation of migrating the first batch of student and alumni email mailboxes to the Office 365 platform next week.
Hope you enjoy the new look & feel!
McGill's Procurement Services, in conjunction with IT Services and Facilities Management and Ancillary Services, has introduced a new IT Asset Management Regulation, which aims to direct the University toward the sound management, longevity and optimization of IT Assets. The regulation, now in effect, covers activities from the initial procurement of IT equipment, to usage and reuse criteria, through end of life management.